When it comes to food, sustainability and the University of Hawai‘i System, the cafeteria at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is leading the way.
60 percent of all the food served there is locally grown and produced and on the first Wednesday of each month, 100 percent is local. The program is called Local First.
“It takes a lot of coordination with our farmers, with our vendors as well as with the university,” said Bridget Awong, UH Hilo’s General Manager of the University Dining Services by Sodexo. “Lots of support. Got to have support.”